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Civil engineers plan, design, inspect and rehabilitate the infrastructure upon which our survival depends, as well as protect the public from natural hazards. You can work in the field collecting environmental data, laying out and managing construction, studying traffic flow and inspecting deteriorated facilities.

If you prefer the laboratory, you can evaluate material properties and clean drinking water, and treat human and industrial waste. Or you can work in the office with advanced computer software to plan and design malls, industrial parks, buildings, bridges, flood control and transportation facilities. With our leading-edge software, laboratory equipment and course content, you'll be well prepared for any of these careers.

Pictured is CET alumna Brandy Miller.

Brandy Miller '13 is a civil engineer for PennDOT.

Point Park University's Bachelor of Science degree program in civil engineering technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, (www.abet.org) and prepares graduates to work productively as civil engineers in industry or government or to earn advanced degrees. Graduates of the program are eligible to pursue licensure as professional engineers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and most other states.

Subject to the review of the faculty, incoming students may receive credit for previous course work at comparable institutions or for technical experience gained on the job. Agreements with other local institutions allow our students to register for courses that are offered elsewhere, giving them the opportunity to pursue subjects not taught on campus during a particular term.


A full schedule of evening and weekend classes gives you the ability to earn a four-year degree while working full time during the day. We have a long history of educating part-time working students and offering additional resources and assistance.

You will gain a solid theoretical foundation of mathematics and science as the basis for their study of required technical courses in structures, hydraulics, surveying, environmental protection, transportation, and materials.

Many of our science and technology courses supplement lectures with laboratory experiences using equipment typical of that found in industry, ensuring that graduates of the program are familiar with current technical practices and are able to apply theory to real-world situations.

Internships, which may carry University credit, are available with local companies for students who wish to obtain work experience during their studies.

Faculty bring industry experience and expertise to the classroom.

Learn from faculty who have years of experience working and teaching in the civil engineering field.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Professor Robert Garson.
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
  • Certified as Professional Engineer
  • Structural Competition Mentor, Structural Engineers Institute
  • Presented at American Society of Civil Engineers Exhibit

Career Options

With a civil engineering technology degree, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:

  • Structural Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Senior Estimator
  • Construction Manager
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Highway Designer
  • Waste Manager
  • Bridge Inspector
  • Construction Inspector

Our Civil Engineering Technology Alumni

Graduates of our civil engineering technology program work for various companies including:

  • Michael Baker Corporation
  • SAI Consulting
  • PennDOT
  • David E. Wooster and Associates, Inc.
  • Bridges and Company
  • GAI Consulting, Inc.
  • L.R. Kimball
  • CDI Infrastructures
  • FedEx Ground
  • Tri-State Design and Development

Alumni Success

Learn where our graduates have gone on to build their civil engineering careers.

More profiles
Pictured is CET alumnus Colston Cooper.

"I was very impressed by Point Park’s high rate of job placement after graduation, for which I am very thankful for now."

Pictured is CET alumna Nicole Miller.
"The civil engineering technology program at Point Park was a perfect fit for my work schedule. The small class sizes, especially in the labs, were absolutely ideal for me as they allowed me to always be a participant and not a spectator."